4:25pm September 13, 2013

Politic365 Honors its 2013 Class of Game Changers


“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Apple Computers, 1997

In 2012, Politic365 embarked upon a mission to identify and honor 365 individuals from across the country, all of whom had actively created opportunities to improve the socio-economic and political climate in this country. What we came to discover as we approached the end of Year One is that there were many more individuals deserving of the title of Game Changer.

Politic365 Game Changers have proven time and again that they are never satisfied with the ordinary or routine. It is this undeniable drive and determination that has led them to continue to shape our nation in profound and dramatic ways.

The 2013 class of Game Changers represents a diverse collection of individuals who in their respective fields have left an indelible mark. They come from all walks of life, but together are pushing the nation towards a brighter tomorrow.

The 2013 Game Changers are:

  1. Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema, Arizona
  2. Hon. Cheryl A. LaFleur, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  3. Hon. Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
  4. Hon. Julie Brill, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
  5. Jot Carpenter, Vice President, Government Affairs, CTIA
  6. Jotaka Eaddy, Senior Advisor to President and CEO, NAACP
  7. Reverend Lennox Yearwood, President and CEO, Hip Hop Caucus
  8. Andre Wells, Founder and CEO, Events by Andre Wells
  9. Dane Snowden, Chief of Staff, NCTA
  10. Herman Beck, III, Industrial Solutions Specialist, 3M Corporation
  11. Stephanie Bates, Senior Manager, Global Supplier Diversity, AT&T
  12. Tamika Mallory, former Executive Director, National Action Network
  13. Will Marshall, President and Founder, Progressive Policy Institute
  14. William D. Magwood, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The leaders who comprise Politic365’s Game Changers encourage diversity of thought and understand the value of serving something beyond themselves. They are persistent and proactively focus on addressing the concerns of their core constituencies while looking to solve problems and confront new challenges affecting the nation at large from our point of view.

As Apple said nearly two decades ago, they have no respect for the status quo and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. And these Game Changers are.

We salute the 2013 Politic365 Game Changers and look forward to supporting their continued vision and leadership.

About the Author

Kristal High
Kristal Lauren High co-founded and serves as Editor in Chief of Politic365. She also operates her own communications and creative engagement company. The ideas and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author, and have complete editorial independence from any Politic365 partners, sponsors, or advertisers. For additional information about Politic365, please visit http://politic365.com/about/.



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